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‘Because [they’re] happy’… or, maybe not. How can you tell?

With stress costing the US industry an estimated $300 billion a year in sick days, accidents and associated costs, it might be time to measure your employee happiness. Impossible! No, it isn’t. Watch this short video and discover how you can monitor your company’s mood.

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Talking tech to… My devices

I know talking to my tech gadgets is the future, so let’s look at where that technology has been, where it is today, and where it’s headed.

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Cyberstranger danger: Traveling safely on the info highway

Just as there are “bad parts of town” populated by drug pushers and other criminals, there are bad web sites, full of pornography, hateful propaganda, and lies that can seduce young, naïve minds. In the U.S., the federal government recognized the potential for abuse back in 2000 and passed the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA), amidst a good bit of controversy from civil libertarians over the censorship aspect. More in this post.

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Troubleshooting DNS resolution

Being able to quickly troubleshoot DNS is a key skill, and one that every IT pro should have. Here are some tools and methods to get you started.

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September Patch Tuesday roundup

Microsoft give us a relatively light slate of security updates this month. Of the four updates coming our way this time, only one is critical.

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The 21 most common misconfigurations that will come back to haunt you!

Sometimes poking at things with a sharp stick can get us into trouble, and this list describes the 21 most common misconfigurations that will come back to haunt you, because poking at things randomly means trouble if you don’t pay attention to the outcome!

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Troubleshooting networks with PSPing

You can use PSPing to perform simple “is it up” tests for services, or when ICMP is blocked by a firewall, but you can also perform much more complex network troubleshooting for problems caused by latency, or related to bandwidth. More in this post!

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September Advance Notification: Fall starts small

After last month’s nine updates, several of which caused problems and had to be recalled and re-issued, Microsoft is releasing only four security bulletins for September’s Patch Tuesday, and only one of these is rated critical.

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The latest updates from the GFI Cloud team

Elad Schreiber, Product Manager for GFI Cloud, talks about the latest release and the addition of remote administration tools to the Monitoring feature.

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What’s the user interface of the future?

For many people today, the social network itself has become the primary interface… Are we narrowing our scope of information (and maybe our minds) by spending so much time on our social site of choice?

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